Hikes Lane Shooting Scene

Hikes Lane Shooting Scene

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested after three people were shot in a quiet east Louisville Neighborhood on Thursday night.

Police responded to the scene in the 3300 block of Hikes Lane, just south of Taylorsville Road.

Angela Hernandez said she came home to a chaotic scene Thursday evening.

"I pulled up, and there were police, multiple police cars, and the crime scene tape," she said.

LMPD said four people were taken to the hospital after the shooting. Three were shot, and one had a graze wound.

Spokesman Dwight Mitchell said police have a 15-year old boy in custody.

"Apparently, this stemmed from an earlier incident that involved a fight, and it appears to be more of a retaliation type of situation," he said.

Right now, police don't know all of the details that led to the violent confrontation, but Mitchell said it's another tragic wake-up call involving teenagers and gun violence.

"It is incumbent upon all of us, who consider ourselves to be decent people, to continue to mentor our young people, teach them how to handle conflict resolutions and things without resulting to violence," Mitchell said.

Neighbors are glad there's been an arrest, but they're still heartbroken about the circumstances.

"Just a young child being handcuffed, it broke my heart," said one person who lives near the scene.

Hernandez feels the same.

"Makes me sad for the family all the way around, and I just hope everybody is going to have a full recovery," she said.

Police say the the 15-year old suspect is charged with three counts of first-degree assault, as well as one count of wanton endangerment.

Due to the fact that the suspect is a juvenile, he is not being identified.

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